Archive for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Three arrested after brief car chase

January 5, 2010


Three Lawrence men were arrested Monday evening after leading police on a brief car chase.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel, the incident began shortly after 9 p.m. Officers were leaving the scene of an earlier incident at Quik Trip, 1020 East 23rd St., when they observed a truck cutting through the parking lot of a nearby business.

The vehicle did not have a license plate and an officer began a routine traffic stop. Hubbel said when the officer turned on the squad car's lights, the vehicle took off. The officer followed the vehicle, a four-wheel-drive truck, toward Massachusetts Street. Hubbel said the truck handled better on the roads and the officer was not able to continue the pursuit.

The suspect vehicle was spotted a few minutes later headed northbound on Tennessee Street. Officers finally located the vehicle in the 2000 block of Ohio Street.

The driver, a 36-year-old Lawrence man, was arrested for driving with suspended or fictitious tags, reckless driving, attempting to elude and driving while suspended. Hubbel said the vehicle's other passengers, 25 and 35-year-old Lawrence residents, were arrested on charges of forgery stemming from a crime reported earlier in the day.

It was also determined the vehicle did not belong to any of the three people arrested.


Steve Jacob 8 years ago

People cut through the Hertz parking lot all the time.

classclown 8 years ago

South of 19th Tennessee is a 2 way street. Since the truck was found in the 2000 block of Ohio. it could very well be that part of Tennessee they were headed north bound on.

hipper_than_hip 8 years ago

Cutting thru a parking lot to avoid a traffic signal is against the law. Yes, people do it all the time, but when the cops see it, it usually results in a traffic stop.

Stuart Evans 8 years ago

I hate it when I have to do my own research to find the names.

Stuart Evans 8 years ago

so it looks like the driver of this car has been in trouble before. Check forgery, and armed robbery. got himself a 12+ year career going. it looks like one of the other passengers has a little violence in his past as well. and the girl, well she's just gotten herself caught up with a couple of winners. good luck idiots.

beawolf 8 years ago

"Cutting thru a parking lot to avoid a traffic signal is against the law."..

I never knew this. Are you sure?

anon1958 8 years ago

Well that accounts for three more sets of human chromosomes that were supposed to have been on the recall list.

acg 8 years ago

I got a $65 ticket for crossing thru checker's lot to avoid the light at 23rd and Louisiana several years back. Hey norml, cough up those names, babe. I think I know a few of these morons.

beawolf 8 years ago

"I got a $65 ticket for crossing thru checker's lot to avoid the light at 23rd and Louisiana several years back." You should have said you were going to get some groceries and changed your mind and wanted to go to Dillon's instead.

drywaller5100 8 years ago

why doesnt it say there names ? there were all adults

Jonathan Kealing 8 years ago


They haven't been charged yet. Until they're charged in a court of law, it's our policy not to name those suspected of a crime.

Jonathan Kealing Online editor

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